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H.R. 449 (115th): Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 449 requires the U.S. Surgeon General to report to Congress on the public health effects of the rise in synthetic drug use among youth aged 12 to 18 years old in order to further educate parents and the medical community on the health effects of synthetics.

Synthetic drugs, as opposed to natural drugs, are chemically produced in a laboratory.  When produced clandestinely, they are not typically controlled pharmaceutical substances intended for legitimate medical use and contain slightly modified molecular structures of illegal or controlled substances in order ...

Sponsor and status

Hakeem Jeffries

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jan 11, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 449 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Jan 11, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 21, 2018
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 25, 2018
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 12, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 449 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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